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Meaning of lumpen

lum•pen

Pronunciation: (lum'pun), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to disfranchised and uprooted individuals or groups, esp. those who have lost status: the lumpen bourgeoisie.
—n.
  1. a lumpen individual or group.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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